Columbia Man Charged With Aggravated Arson

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Columbia Man Charged With Aggravated Arson

CREATED May 2, 2014

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Columbia man nearly died after police said he purposely started a fire in his own home. The incident reportedly stemmed from a domestic dispute.

The Columbia Daily Herald reported that police responded to a 911 call made by someone in the home Wednesday afternoon.

First responders found smoke billowing out of the backside of the home on West 14th Street.

Officers ran to the back bedroom and found Tyler Keith Parrish passed out next to a pile of burning clothes. He was pulled outside by first responders and revived.

Law enforcement believed Parrish started the fire after he was upset by a domestic dispute. Two women and children were also in the home, but were not injured.

He was first transported to the Maury Regional Hospital to be treated for shortness of breath before he was booked into the Maury County Jail.

Parrish was charged with aggravated arson.